Kvitsanden, Håmmålsfjellet, July 24 2019

Another “biggie” in Østerdalen

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Håmmålsfjellet

Peaks visited:

Peak Height PF Location
Håmmålsfjellet (Gråhøgda) 1543m 611m Os (Hedmark)/ Tolga, Norway

Kvitsanden

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Kvitsanden in Røros

Wednesday: After checking out from Hotel Røros, we decided to hike Håmmålsfjellet – further down the valley. Like Tronden in Alvdal, and several other mountains in this region, it’s a mastodon. As such, well worth a visit.

But first, Anne wanted to visit the small “desert” Kvitsanden in Røros. It was a nice visit to this huge pile of sand, transported by the wind…

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A sand “desert” just outside Røros!

From Kvitsanden, we had a good view towards Håmmålsfjellet, and after a short walk across the sand dunes, we moved on.

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Håmmålsfjellet

Håmmålsfjellet

From Os, we took FV28 and turned right onto the Halvmilengveien toll road (NOK 50,-). This road took us 3,7km up to the Håmmålsfjellet parking – at approx. 860m. Roughly 700 vertical meters to the top. Nothing to it…

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On our way to Håmmålsfjellet

The road continues to the top, and we followed it up to 1100m, where we went off-trail.

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The road just got too boring

Sometimes, it can pay off to leave the beaten track…

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Don’t mind us…

It was a beautiful day, and I really enjoyed our mini-tour in eastern Norway. We had had some great hikes so far. I could probably do this for weeks, but we only had two days left of the tour. On the other hand, another country was awaiting…

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We have grown to love the Østerdalen region

Eventually, we reached the top and could celebrate yet another fine mountain. Even if the summit has a tower and other installations.

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On top of Håmmålsfjellet

I particularly enjoyed the view towards the Sølen peaks, with Elgspiggen in the middle. The latter is high on my to-do list.

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Sølen peaks in the background. Elgpiggen is a bit closer…

We also had a good view towards Tronden (1666m), which I visited back in 2003.

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Tronden in Alvdal

After a nice stay on top, it was time to head down again and move on. We weren’t sure where we would be heading to, but these things have a tendency to be quickly sorted out…

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Heading down…

Just before the trailhead, the creek was just too tempting to resist. But the water was really cold, so the bath was short…

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Anne survived roughly 30 seconds here…

Trip statistics: 8,4km, 690 vertical meters, 2h:40m

Pictures (Canon 80D/Iphone6) from the trip:

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